CEP America Begins Staffing Inpatient Department at Mercy Medical Center Roseburg in Oregon

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CEP America, one of the nation's leading providers of hospital-based physician management solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership with Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Ore. After successfully staffing the emergency department (ED) for five years, hospital administrators selected CEP America to begin managing and staffing the inpatient department effective May 15.

This is CEP America's first hospitalist contract in the state of Oregon.

"Our continued success with CEP America in the emergency department made them the logical choice when we began looking for a physician group to partner with in the inpatient department," stated Kelly Morgan, Mercy Medical Center CEO. "By essentially having one team of physicians – emergency physicians and hospitalists – our patients will continue to receive high-quality care, that is now more integrated during their stay."

About CEP America

Since its founding in 1975, CEP America has expanded to offer a wide range of clinical, staffing and administrative expertise designed to increase clinical quality and service excellence across the acute care continuum. Over the last thirty-five years, CEP America has grown to include over 2,500 providers treating 4.5 million patients a year at over 120 facilities specializing in urgent, emergency, inpatient, and post-acute care across nine states.

About Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center has served the healthcare needs of Douglas County community members since 1909. Mercy's emergency department is designated as a Level III trauma center and provides comprehensive emergency medical service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mercy is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems. One of the nation's largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 87 hospitals; 24 critical access facilities and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2013, CHI provided more than $762 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Eric Jost 510-350-2649 joste@medamerica.com

Source: CEP America